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Box 58

 Container

Contains 13 Collections and/or Records:

Richard Lee Mason diary

 Collection — Box: 58
Identifier: MS-SC1008
Scope and Contents Typescript of Mason's diary. Very descriptive of the cities and countryside that he passes through. Gives descriptions of the buildings, dwellings, inhabitants and their animals, their diets and their general personality. Discusses differences in social and cultural attributes of those he meets. Gives accounts of several robberies and murders he hears of along the way and a murder he witnesses where he tries to help the victim by "bleeding". "Bleeds" several people along the way. When he gets...
Dates: Created: October 4 - December 13, 1819

Richard Hargrove Massey papers

 Collection — Box: 58
Identifier: MS-SC1009
Scope and Contents Five certificates, signed by the Clinton County School Commissioner verifying the moral and intellectual character of Massey for teaching. One funeral notice, 1881, for his wife. One copy of examination done by Massey for preaching license, 1886.
Dates: Created: 1852 - 1886

Edgar Lee Masters papers

 Collection — Box: 58
Identifier: MS-SC1010
Scope and Contents 72 letters to Edwin P. Reese discuss his writing, work on new ed. of Spoon River, Atlantis, Mirage and a book about his father. Also several mentions of Clarence Darrow and his work on the Leopold-Loeb case and his and William Jennings Bryan on the Scopes trial. He writes at length about Bryan in several letters. He also gives his opinions of Carl Sandburg, Theodore Dreiser and Amy Lowell. Occasional mention of politics and opinions of Calvin Coolidge. Occasional mention of his son, Hardin, his...
Dates: Created: 1924 - 1942

Charles R. Matheny summons

 Collection — Box: 58
Identifier: MS-SC1011
Scope and Contents Summons for Abraham Lincoln and William G. Jetter to appear as witnesses in Simmons vs Bale on behalf of Bale, written and signed by Matheny and witnessed by Honorable Samuel D. Lockwood, Judge. Filing note and expenses written on back. Dated April 3, 1833.
Dates: Created: April 3, 1833

Thomas S. Mather letter

 Collection — Box: 58
Identifier: MS-SC1012
Scope and Contents Signed letter to "Dear General" [John C. Smith] requesting testimony of Dr. Charles W. Earle as to the circumstances of the wounding of Mather's client, Chris Weistoff.
Dates: Created: July 24, 1884

John Mathers speech

 Collection — Box: 58
Identifier: MS-SC1013
Scope and Contents Handwritten manuscript of speech given in Jacksonville, vehemently opposing the Nebraska Bill. Includes several news clippings regarding the bill and various states and cities opposition to it. One pamphlet from the committee appointed by the trustees of the Illinois Conference Female Seminary regarding payment from those who owe the the school money. Mather was the treasurer of the committee.
Dates: Created: 1854

Joel A. Matteson papers

 Collection — Box: 58
Identifier: MS-SC1014
Scope and Contents Signed letter, March 1845, to W.L.D. Ewing, auditor of the state, telling him he will do what he can for Campbell, asking for more scrip and praising the actions of the legislature. This was written below a note to Ewing from Samuel Reed ordering scrip. Signed letter, Aug. 1845, to A.B. Sherriff in Millersburg regarding legal matters, property. Signed document, Feb. 1854, certifying Samuel H. Treat to have been Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court when he signed a document (attached)...
Dates: Created: 1845 - 1854

Oliver Hazard Perry Maxey papers

 Collection — Box: 58
Identifier: MS-SC1015
Scope and Contents Includes indentures, commissions as county surveyor, guardianship and estate papers, bill for legal books, dissolution of legal partnership, church letter for Maxey and Taylor families of Kentucky and James and Jane Beattie from the Scotland Church, Union County Arkansas. Short history of the Beattie family's trip from Ireland to Illinois.
Dates: Created: 1829 - 1864

Robert A. Maxwell letter

 Collection — Box: 58
Identifier: MS-SC1016
Scope and Contents Copy of telegraph dated September 23, 1863, sent by Maxwell to President Lincoln regarding George Thomas, Rosecrans and Bragg. In the handwriting of C.A. Tinker, cipher-operator at the War Department Telegraph Office
Dates: Created: September 23, 1863

Abby W. May copybook

 Collection — Box: 58
Identifier: MS-SC1017
Scope and Contents Copies of letters to various officials in the Sanitary Commission regarding the work they are doing and business matters related to it. She writes one five page letter regarding the Bulletin of the Sanitary Commission and how it could be improved to show what the Commission is actually doing. One letter in answer to a question regarding cleanliness of supplies she describes how they pack them. One letter regarding assistance to the Freedman's Bureau. The last letter asks that if there are no...
Dates: Created: 1865 - 1866